KARACHI: Expressing annoyance over undue detention of goods and non implementation of judgments of High Court already in field, a custom appellate bench of High Court directed Chief Collectors of Pakistan Customs to file written under taking that judgment in land mark case known as Danish Jehangir case will be implemented.
The order came from a divisional bench headed by Justice Junaid Ghaffar.
The bench earlier heard Imran Iqbal Advocate appearing for Good luck Brothers. The counsel said that his client has challenged Valuation Ruling 1628/ 2022, dated 8-4-2022 before Director General Valuation but request for provisional release remains unattended.
The bench took exception that after lapse of Ordinance whereby Section 81 of Customs Act 1969 was amended, custom authorities are bound to implement Danish Jehangir case and allow provisional release at earliest.
The bench ordered that Chief Collectors concerned appear before the bench. Khalil Dogar Advocate however requested the court to not to summon these top officers.
He gave a verbal assurance but court rejected the same and later directed the Chief Collectors to file a written undertaking that they are and will implement the said judgment
The bench also ordered release of consignment 8 disputer on securing disputed amount of duty and taxes before Nazir of SHC while fixing June 23 as next date of hearing.